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>>> good morning. four more years. president obama wins a second term. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> governor romney gracious in defeat. >> i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is over, but our principles endure. >> for the president the hard fought campaign is behind him, but the real work of turning around a troubled and still divided country begins anew today, wednesday, november 7th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie with a late night here on democracy plaza or should i say early morning, but in either case, it wasn't as late as some people expected. >> not to take away from the hours you all put in last night, but fact of the matter is we were thinking that maybe we would come on the air this morning with this still undecided, and it was called fairly
so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> good morning. now it'sour turn. america heads to the polls today to choose who will be in the white house for the next four years. president obama and governor romney neck and neck after waging the most expensive political campaign in u.s. history. will it be a long night that stretches into the morning? it's up to the voters today, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >>> and welcome to "today," and democracy plaza on this tuesday morning, election day 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and it seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it's already here. seeing a lot of traffic at polling sites all across the country and especially in the swing states n.virginia, for example, people actually camped
>>> good morning. down to the wire. president obama and governor romney in a dead heat on the final day before the election. the candidates making their last-minute pitches in battleground states >> turn out for me. we'll win ohio. we'll win this election. >> paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. >> less than 24 hours to go, both have a clear shot at victory. what will decide this race? we have it all covered from our election home on democracy plaza today, monday, november 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, and welcome to democracy plaza. i'm mate lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. this will be our home for a couple of days. after a year of campaigning, a billion dollars spent, maybe more, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night, if we have a decision. >> if you don't like to fly you wouldn't like to be a presidential candidate. governor romney and president obama l
resignation. mr. obama said he wanted to think about it for 24 hours. friday afternoon he accepted petraeus's resignation. now it is up to petraeus's deputy michael morel to lead the agency and force tough questions on the benghazi attack when he testified on the hill in place of petraeus next week. morel started as an economic analyst with the cia more than 30 years ago. officials say president obama has the utmost confidence in morel. he was one of the key people briefing the president during the planning process of the osama bin laden operation. >> kristen, thanks. >>> we are four days past the presidential election. tonight the counting is finally over in the state of florida. barack obama has claimed the state's 29 electoral votes, beating mitt romney by about 74,000 votes. giving the president a 332-206 final margin in the electoral college. thankfully, this time the presidency wasn't left hanging in the balance, but a dozen years after bush versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering why florida can't get its act together. nbc's kerry sanders has our report from miami. >> reporter: as
, people are worried about higher taxes, higher regulation under it had obama presidency. but also, it is this near-term worry about the fiscal cliff. at the end of this year, we will see $600 billion of spending go away. there are spending cuts coming, that means, defense companies, transportation, construction, they may very well have to lay off workers. in addition to that, we've got the highest tax increase coming on virtually all income levels. these two things will coincide, and that is the fiscal cliff to basically possibly push the u.s. economy into recession unless congress does something about it. >> is wall street basically registering its doubt and skepticism that either party can come together and resolve this? >> that's right. i think we will see compromise. already you've seen the president reach out to the other side. john boehner making comments that they also want to work together. but, again, this is the choice that we have been talking about over the last several months. spending cuts, tax increases. >> we should mention that we're also more renewed fears in eur
>>> good morning. thanking the team. president obama gets tearful in a speech to young campaign staffers. with the campaign behind the president now he gets set to deliver his first post electn remarks to the nation today. face to face, gabby giffords and her husband confront the man who nearly killed her just before he is sentenced to life in prison. this morning mark kelly tells us what it was like inside that courtroom in an exclusive live interview. >>> and train wreck. a brand new train being unloaded comes crashing to earth when a cable snaps. it's going to be a while before it's back ontrack today. friday, november 9th, 2012. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. the president known for his cool, some say aloof demeanor, but we've seen tears twice in the span of a week. >> i think a reflection of the fact this campaign was draining on both candidates but the really hard work begins now. president obama set to speak from the white house this afternoon about the economy and what it wi
a lot. a circle moment. and i think we should all cherish it. >> earlier today, president obama honored veterans at arlington national secemetery. the president laid a wreath at the tomb of then known and paused for a moment of silence. >> the american people, i say to you the memory of your loved ones carries on not just in your hearts, but in ours as well. and i assure you that their sacrifice will never be forgotten. >> veterans' day previously known as armistice day to mark the end of world war i in 1954. congress changed the name to veterans day to honor all personnel. new york city paid tribute to the nation's veterans. a wreath laying ceremony held at eternal light monument this morning. thousand lined 5th avenue for the veterans day parade. parade organizers used the event as an opportunity to support victims of sandy, the united war veterans council, collected winter coats for people affected by the storm. veterans day observed across the country tomorrow. there will be changes to public transportation in the area. metro opens at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. but will run on a saturday s
. president obama maintains a slight lead, but if it is much closer there could be a re-count. >>> meanwhile, a cliffhanger between republicans and democrats in d.c., one that involves automatic tax increases and spending cuts. the congressional budget office says it could go up to 9.1%. it is what they call for good reason, this fiscal cliff. andrea mitchell has more. >> reporter: the campaign was tough. victory is sweet. now comes the hard part. >> on january one, 2013, there will be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases. >> reporter: the economy could go off that cliff. so what exactly is the fiscal cliff? it is a nightmare combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that congress and the president agreed to. to force themselves into a compromise. but so far, they have not agreed on anything. so barring a last-minute fix at the stroke of midnight on new year's eve, the bush tax cuts expire. the alternative minimum tax kicks in. more than half of all married couples with two children would owe an additional $4,000 in taxes per year, for those with three children or
. president obama says he is proud of the way new yorkers have responded. he said "you guys are tough, you bounce back." damage includes just about all of the miles of the jersey shore, and areas including ortley beach, not far from the place where life will never be the same. our report tonight from stephanie gosk. >> reporter: two and a half weeks, and nobody in this line has been back home to ortley beach until today. what do you expect to see today? >> disaster. >> reporter: dread mixes with frustration, but the police officers still smile. >> good luck, folks, you have to wear this when you're on the island. >> reporter: 16 school buses pick up and drop off. nobody is allowed to drive. two people per household, carrying one empty bag each. captain bruce bergess says this system is the only safe way to let residents back. >> we're here to help, we're here for security. >> reporter: homeowners have only a few hours to collect valuables. they will not be back here for weeks. >> i still didn't believe it until i walked around the side, seeing the house split open. >> reporter: split open.
obama should have been told about the investigation while it was going on. >> once the fbi realized they were investigating the cia director, or they came within the scope, i believe at that time they had the absolute need to tell the president. >> reporter: but the justice department official says the fbi never tells other agencies when they're in the middle of a criminal investigation. they note that federal law says that congressional intelligence committees must be notified of all intelligence activities, and the affair didn't meet that test. and they say the fbi is sensitive to its past when former doctor hoover gave details to get what he wanted ho details to get what it wanted. >> the >> the only time would be if the fbi was found to have leaked classified information. and that was not the case, the fbi followed the right protocols and did the right thing in this case. >> reporter: officials here say that general clapper, the director of intelligence, was told about all of this with no recommendations made last week as a personnel matter, not as an intelligence matter. >> all
house, thank you. >>> there is a video of president obama getting wide circulation. it shows him tearfully addressing campaign staff at io headquarters in chicago, at the end of a long and grueling campaign. he tells the young staffers they are better than he was at their age. he tells them their experience s will send them on their way for life. >> what you guys have done, the work that i'm doing, i am really proud of that.in i am really proud of all of you. and -- and what you have just done? well, not allowing much time for sentiment or reflection, the president woke up to this, this morning. the bloomberg business week, the reminder that the job he just got often ages people early. later today, supreme court saying it will plunge into a racially charged issue, whether to scale back the voting act, one of the most successful civi, rights acts passed. our justice department correspondent, pete williams has more. v at the court for us tonight, pete, good evening passed. our justice >> reporter: this is alrdy looking at affirmative action, now it is considering whether or not to
have been yearning for years for obama to give his inner shephe shepherd, he did that yesterday. >> if senator mccain and others want to go after someone, they should go after me. >> our friends at pbs said they sent the first episode on dvd, because like most fans, she can't wait. the difference is if you don't live at the white house or don't get invited over to watch, you'll just have to. 70% of venice flooded this week, and about 1% of the people there thought that a lifetime of eye infections would be a good idea. we've had way too much water out east the past few weeks or so, and amazing stories are still suffering. like this jacket found busted up in highland' new jersey. west pointers will recognize it as a cadet jacket, this one from the class of 1933. it traveled several miles inland and on up into the bay. it was traced back to chester dagav, chief of staff of the army invasion of southern france, 1944 and a silver star recipient. what's even more amazing is we thought at first it was john stewart. chester's 98-year-old widow said she'll be happy to be reunited with h
. president obama is starting off the so-called lame duck session with a renewed push to lawmakers and labor officials today to avoid the looming fiscal cliff set to hit at the end of the year if bush-era tax cuts expire and automatic spending cuts kick in. >>> anti-virus software developer john mcafee is wanted by police officials for questioning in the murder of his neighbor. american gregory fall was found dead of a gunshot wound on saturday night, just days after he'd filed a formal complaint against mcafee for, quote, roguish behavior. according to the associated press, other neighbors have been questioned, but mcafee has not been available at his home. >>> intelligence rising in the middle east as israel's army claims it has made direct hits on syrian military vehicles. the move comes in retaliation for a syrian mortar shell landing in the israel-controlled golan heights. this as cross-border bombings between turkey and syria threaten to draw the region into the ongoing syrian crisis. meantime this morning, israeli air strikes struck the gaza strip as retaliation for rocket attacks fro
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